DOVER, Del., Sept. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tidewater Utilities, Inc., recently presented a check from the proceeds raised from its 7 th Annual Charitable Golf Tournament to four Delaware organizations that support Delaware veterans. The organizations are: Friends of Delaware Veterans, USO Delaware, Delaware Veterans Home and Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (Veteran Build). The outing was held at the Heritage Shores Golf Course in Bridgeville, DE on August 11.   Tidewater presented a check for $15,865, which will be divided among the four beneficiary organizations.
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L to R: Kristin Bainger of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity; Jerry Esposito, president of Tidewater Utilities of Dover; Dave Skocik, Delaware Veterans Trust Fund; William Holloway, Friends of the Delaware Veterans Home; and Joan Cote, director, Delaware USO pose with a check representing the proceeds of the Tidewater Utilities Charity Golf Tournament held in August. The contribution to the four organizations totaled $15,865.
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"This was a record year for our tournament in terms of funds raised. We are delighted and honored that the proceeds will help support those who sacrificed for our country," said Jerry Esposito, President, Tidewater Utilities, Inc. "In addition, we thank all those who supported the outing. Their commitment to this annual fundraiser demonstrates their desire to help others and build stronger communities," added Esposito.

"We are truly grateful for this wonderful contribution to Delaware veterans who have served honorably but who have fallen on hard times. This generous outreach by Tidewater Utilities will go a long way toward helping a great many of our heroes," said Dave Skocik, Delaware Veterans Trust Fund.

Major Sponsors for the tournament included George & Lynch, Inc., IG Burton Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep, and Sensus Metering.

Tidewater, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Middlesex Water Company (Nasdaq:MSEX), was established in 1964 and provides a wide range of water and wastewater services including consulting, contract operations and maintenance, and bulk water supply. For more information about Tidewater, visit or call 800-523-7224.

Middlesex Water Company, organized in 1897, provides regulated and unregulated water and wastewater utility services in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania through various subsidiary companies. For additional information regarding Middlesex Water Company visit our website at or call (732) 634-1500.
CONTACT: Carol Murphy, Tidewater Utilities, Inc.  302-734-7500                  or                  Bernadette M. Sohler, Middlesex Water Company  (732) 638-7549

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